Traffic Stop in Watkinsville Nets Two Warrant Arrests

A Hartwell woman was wanted in Winder and there was a warrant out of Walton County for a Conyers man. The following information was supplied by the Watkinsville, Ga. police department.

A traffic stop on Jan. 3 resulted in charges filed.

According to Watkinsville Police Chief Lee O'Dillon, officers stopped a 1988 Ford Bronco along Colham Ferry Road after learning that the SUV did not have required insurance coverage.  The 55-year-old driver was cited for driving with no insurance and having a suspended tag, he said.

During the traffic stop it was also learned that two passengers in the vehicle were wanted, O'Dillon said.  Bobbi Jo Goddard, 27, of Hartwell, was arrested on a failure to appear warrant from the Winder police department.  Stanley Duane Knight, 43, of Conyers, was taken into custody on a probation violation warrant from Walton County.  Knight and Goddard were both booked into the Oconee County Jail to await pick up, according to O'Dillon.

An arrest does not mean a conviction.

O'Dillon also noted the following incidents in the news release:

  • At 5:55 p.m. on New Year's Eve day, police and medical units responded to downtown after a 2006 Chevrolet Impala turned left into the path of a northbound 2010 Ford Focus on Main Street at Whitehall Road.  The driver of the Impala and a passenger in the Focus were both injured and transported by National E.M.S. to Athens Regional Medical Center. Both vehicles suffered heavy damage. A Watkinsville woman was charged with failure to yield to the right of way.
  • A 2001 Ford Taurus made a left turn into the path of  a northbound 1996 Isuzu box truck at 8:39 a.m. on Jan. 2 on Ga. Highway 15 near J&B Quick Shop Shell. Neither driver was injured, but both vehicles suffered heavy damage.  One of the drivers was charged with failure to yield to the right of way. 

Watkinsville police responded to a total of 31 calls within city limits between Dec. 31, 2012 and Jan. 6, 2013.

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